ZAPOPAN, JALISCO. January 25, 2018

The Diploma in Anticorruption Systems, jointly organized by the Government of the State of Jalisco, the Supreme Court of Justice, the Council of the Judiciary, COPARMEX, Universidad Panamericana and UNIVA, began this Wednesday at the Guadalajara campus of the Universidad Panamericana. The course is being retransmitted at the same time by UNIVA for its Puerto Vallarta and Lagos de Moreno campi. The program will be taught by experts in the field, in sessions taking place on Monday and Wednesday afternoons.


The diploma course has as its central premise that corruption is a problem which takes place in in different areas of social life.  One way to combat it is through actions that contribute to providing tools and knowledge to those who fight against corruption from different fronts. The Diploma in Anticorruption Systems, the only one of its kind, has been organized by the aforementioned governmental, academic and civil society bodies to contribute to this struggle.


The first session was taught by Dr. Arturo Martínez Sánchez, who presented his premise on the phenomenon of corruption in Mexico. In this first module, he emphasized the fact that corruption is an act that is found everywhere and that although it is impossible to eradicate it quickly, strategic steps must be taken.



 "... Do the people who corrupt or allow themselves to be corrupted feel shame? Will shame be one of the elements to eradicate corruption in Mexico? I think not, because precisely the people who commit corruption are scoundrels, "emphasized Dr. Arturo Martinez, to illustrate the size of the problem that corruption represents in Mexico.



The Diploma will cover different approaches to fight corruption. Among these are economic, legal, political and educational action. What is sought to contribute to the integral formation of the participants, giving them a broader awareness on the subject and providing them with the tools that help them to influence from their different professional fields. Among the attendees are judges, public officials, notaries, professors and academics, which enriches the sessions.